|Also known as||Nouveau Testament (original name)|
|Origin||Democratic Republic of Congo|
|Genres||Contemporary Christian music, Pop|
|Labels||BC3 Media Limited|
|Past members||Nathalie Makoma (left 2004)|
Makoma is an award-winning Christian, pop, R&B and dance musical group originating from Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) and established in the Netherlands. It is made up of 6 siblings (3 brothers and 3 sisters): Nathalie Makoma, Annie Makoma, Pengani Makoma, Tutala Makoma, Duma Makoma, Martin Makoma and a non-family member, Patrick Badine. They mainly sing in Lingala and in English, but at times also in French, Dutch and German.
Makoma are back with a new album in 2012 called Evolution and containing 10 new songs. The lineup is the same, except for Nathalie Makoma who decided starting 2006 to concentrate on her own solo career.
The group Makoma was established by Tutala Makoma in 1993, and started performing in public as a group in 1995. The name of the band was "Nouveau Testament" (translated as New Testament").
The family left Democratic Republic of Congo formerly known as Zaire because of political strife and established in the Netherlands, later in Germany to return in 1996 to reside in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The band was renamed Makoma (the name of the family) after establishing in Europe. They record at the Westcoast Studios, also owned by Tutala Makoma in Rotterdam. Annie Makoma designs most of the group's stage attire, and Martin Makoma doubles up as the group's choreographer.
Their debut album was released in 2000 entitled Nzambe Na Bomoyi followed in 2002 entitled On Faith. The same year they won the Best African Group at the Kora African Music Awards. They have toured many countries including many European countries, Africa, the Caribbean and Canada.
Nathalie Makoma, born on 24 February 1982 in Kinshasa became, a well-known Dutch-Congolese singer in her own right, . Nathalie Makoma left the band and established in England and later in Ireland. She released On Faith in 2003 and I Saw the Light in 2005. In 2007-2008, she returned to the Netherlands and participated in Idols 4 in the Netherlands and finished runner-up, with the title going to Nikki Kerkhof. The group Makoma made a guest appearance on the Idols final with their sister Nathalie singing Ola Olé in English with her. She is signed to Sony BMG.
Makoma currently sing for BC3 Media Limited, international record label headquartered in the United Kingdom. Philipp Bauss is the managing director of the company and had been producing there Audio/Video clips as Bauss has his own record and video production studio with experience with several international musicians.
- 1999: Nzambe na Bomoyi (Jesus For Life)
- Butu Na Moyi
- Moto Oyo
- Nzambe Na Bomoyi
- 2002: Mokonzi na Bakonzi (King of Kings)
- Mokonzi Na Bakonzi
- Nzambe Na Ngai
- 2005: Na Nzambe Te, Bomoyi Te (also known as No Jesus, No Life)
- Yo wuti
- Ola Olé
- Ezali Mawa
- No Jesus, No Life
- 2012: Evolution
- Alingi Biso
- Yo Ozali
- Se Ye
- Maboko Likolo
- Nguya Na Ye
- "K-RTL interview with Makoma". Youtube.com. Retrieved 2014-01-22.
- Nollywood Gossip: Kora Awards winning group Makoma making a big comeback after a 6-year break
- Afrika Nieuws: Nathalie uit Idols was al een ster in Afrika (in Dutch)
- "Page on Makoma". Museke. Retrieved 2014-01-22.
- "Award ceremonies at the 2002 Kora African Music Awards". Youtube.com. 2012-06-17. Retrieved 2014-01-22.
- "Makoma performing at ''Idols 4'' in 2008 with their sister Nathalie Makoma in the finals". Youtube.com. Retrieved 2014-01-22.